Darriynn Ronnell Brown, the 18-year-old suspected of kidnapping and gruesomely murdering four-year-old Cash Gernon, was charged Wednesday with capital murder, which in Texas carries a life sentence and even the death penalty.
As noted by MEAWW news, prosecutors will determine Brown’s whether to seek the death penalty before the trial begins.
Brown was arrested and charged with kidnapping and burglary last month after he allegedly snatched the sleeping 4-year-old from his crib and brutally beat him to death, leaving his lifeless, bloodied body in a street where it was found by a local jogger, court documents and video surveillance reportedly show.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Heath Harris, an attorney for Brown, “said he was frustrated by how slowly authorities were moving but hoped the new charge would mean he’d be able to request an examining trial and get access to evidence. At an examining trial, a judge would determine whether there is enough evidence for a case to go before